Comprehensive HIV Program

The Comprehensive HIV Program (CHP) at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center is dedicated to providing the highest quality primary care to people living with HIV (PLWH) or at risk for HIV, as well as patients with other infectious diseases. There are currently over 2,200 patients receiving comprehensive, multidisciplinary healthcare for HIV, hepatitis C, sexually transmitted infections, and other infectious conditions at CHP.

Services are provided in English and Spanish with an emphasis on comprehensive medical and psychosocial care as well as patient education, adherence promotion, care coordination initiatives, and family-centered interventions. The program also provides care on the 28-bed inpatient unit at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (NYP). CHP also embraces high quality clinical research initiatives through an active AIDS Clinic Trials Unit.

Bilingual HIV-Related Services

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The Comprehensive HIV Program provides a wide range of HIV related services in English and Spanish including:

  • HIV specialty and primary care for adults, adolescents, and children living with HIV
  • Prenatal/GYN HIV care
  • General pediatric care for families affected by HIV
  • HIV counseling, testing and linkage to care services
  • Antiretroviral adherence assistance programs
  • Basic and complex care coordination services
  • Nutritional services
  • Integrated care transition programs
  • Mental health services
  • 24-hour emergency on call system

HIV Research and Clinical Trials

In addition to delivering care and prevention services to adolescent and adult patients, CHP is also involved in a number of research or programmatic initiatives and embraces high quality clinical research initiatives through an active AIDS Clinic Trials Unit.

Comprehensive Care

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CHP is composed of three main care areas:

  1. Adult AIDS Medical Program, located on the sixth floor of the Harkness Pavilion includes clinicians, mental health specialists, a nutritionist, social workers, nurses, treatment adherence educators, care coordinators, and community navigators as well as on-site specialists in neurology, gynecology, and psychiatry.
  2. Women and Children Care Center, located on the fourth floor of the Vanderbilt Clinic (VC4) provides perinatal care for pregnant women with HIV and primary care for children infected or affected by HIV/AIDS.
  3. Project STAY (Services To Assist Youth), located on the fourth floor of the Vanderbilt Clinic, offers primary care services for youth between the ages of 13 and 24 years of age living with HIV or at risk for HIV.

As a New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH)-designated AIDS center, CHP manages care across the care continuum, bridging inpatient, ambulatory and community-based needs. The clinic serves as the “medical home” for those striving to improve the physical, mental, and psychosocial welfare of clients through the provision of high quality, comprehensive care rendered in a culturally sensitive environment.

Our Team

Peter Gordon, MD
Clinical Director

Susan Olender, MD, MS
Associate Medical Director


Contact Us

Comprehensive HIV Program at NewYork-Presbyterian/CUIMC
180 Fort Washington Avenue
Harkness Pavilion, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10032
United States